Master of Archives and Records Administration


The fully online Master of Archives and Records Administration (MARA) degree program prepares you for leadership positions in information governance and corporate archives. 42 units are needed to complete this degree.

With the convenient and fully online MARA program, you can live anywhere while you earn your graduate degree. The master's program is delivered exclusively online via interactive online learning technology. The multimedia format enlivens the learning experience while introducing you to the same types of tools you will use in your professional career.

Program Snapshot




per unit*

Fall, Spring


*Fee listed will increase by 5% next Fall. SJSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum; however, fees listed in published schedules may need to be increased to maintain the high quality of education we offer and are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the campus President, as appropriate.

Program Features

Specialized Learning

The MARA curriculum is designed to provide you with a sound background in the theory and practice of archives and records and information management and focuses on preparing you to be a future information governance leader to solve increasingly complex management challenges.

Digital Content Management

As a MARA student, you will learn to build and execute plans for preserving, managing, and providing access to growing amounts and expanding varieties of digital content - from audio and video to social media and email, to proprietary information.

Dual Focus

The MARA program's dual focus on records management and archival coursework helps you expand your future career options.

Career Opportunities

Imagine an exciting career with a Master of Archives and Records Administration degree, you'll be prepared to work in a variety of settings, including government agencies; law firms; film and media organizations; educational institutions; and pharmaceutical, financial, and insurance companies. Your career path will expand as you learn to solve increasingly complex management challenges.

"The accessibility of online courses is good for working professionals. The small class sizes and repeat instructors really help to build relationships and receive personal attention."

MARA Graduate


Visit the iSchool's Community Profiles page to hear success stories from MARA graduates and other students who have graduated from programs at SJSU’s iSchool.

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